Monday, January 26, 2009

Atlas Shrugged (2011)

I just discovered that one of the all-time great books, Atlas Shrugged, is to finally be made into a film in 2011. While tracking down details about the movie, supposedly to star Angelina Jolie in the lead role, I came across a spot-on essay regarding its timeliness.

The article was written by Stephen Moore, in the Wall Street Journal. If you haven't read the book, you should. Every American should.

At least, go read the article. I would re-print it, but do not have permission, so for now, the link to the imdb discussion board shall have to suffice.

Efforts to make this movie have ebbed into and flowed out of reality for decades, and so don't be counting your chickens. As a matter of fact, I wager that the "sky-is-falling" global-warming crowd, hell-bent on wealth redistribution, finds a way to submarine the project. I can't see how they let this film get made. It's a motion-sensing flood-light on their cockroach-like activities, and way too embarrasing for them.

Learn more about Ayn Rand, and Atlas Shrugged.

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